making multiple visual references with cell structure: micros pathogens, vegetate forms: coral, fossils, insects, and shells. The various minuscule body organs and orifices are geological, and topographical maps cut away models with light laser, Magical Circle Variations merge sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat.
visual crafts which find a bridge between the imagination and observational space ; mimicking the breathtaking detail and complexity that exists at every level of scale in nature and filtering it through the eccentricity of the individual imagination, and reflected in the excessive detail which characterizes which overwhelms the eye by its sheer scale and volume.
inspired by Rogan brown, The recurrent theme in this project is the limitations of science when confronted by the vast scale and complexity of nature, science’s goal of containing and defining nature is constantly subverted and fractured by the sheer volume and variety of data that needs to be observed, analysed and classified.
. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. Done with paper materials as it embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy; there is a pleasing poetic symmetry in taking this material that was cut from the forest and by cutting and transforming it once again returning it to its origins.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” William Blake
There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”